Friday, September 17, 2021


 Title: Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul

Author: Jennie Allen

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Self-help, Prayer

Source: Own

My Review:

Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul is a book about surrendering to God. Not just the things that are comfortable and easy, but even the hard things that will challenge you to your very core.

I think most of us want to live a life surrendered to God, but we don't know how, or we are afraid to give Him everything because we are afraid of what He might ask of us.

God does great things through surrendered people.

Anything by Jennie Allen is a fairly quick read. It is written in first person, conversational style. While the tone is light, the content is anything but. It will challenge you, not only to surrender to God but to grow in your faith. If you are truly surrendered to God you can't help but grow in your faith.

We are supposed to want God all the time for everything and trust him with every aspect of our lives. 

Jennie shares many personal stories with the reader, the trials and triumphs she faces as she attempts to live a surrendered life. She discusses the things that keep us from praying a prayer of complete surrender in section one. In section two she explains how she came to the point of being ready to surrender everything, and in section three she describes what her life has looked like as she has grown into the role of a surrendered life.

The very thought of doing anything demands everything.

 I appreciate the flow of the book, the easy tone, and the many nuggets of truth that are woven into the fabric of the story. There is a lot we can learn from Jennie's book about living a life that is completely surrendered to Christ. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to go deeper in their spiritual walk.



What if you told God you would do anything . . . and he took you up on it? Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move you to stop chasing things that just make you feel happy and start living a surrendered life that matters. 

In the years since the initial release of Anything, God continued to stretch Jennie Allen and her faith because of the courageous prayer of surrender that she and her husband, Zac, prayed, "God, we will do anything. Anything." Previously caught in the dizzying haze of worldly happiness and empty pursuits, Jennie went on to begin living out the adventure God had written for them—to include becoming the founder of IF: Gathering, an organization to gather, equip, and unleash the next generation to live out their purpose. 

This newly revised edition boasts updates throughout, including:

A new introduction
An in-depth Bible study component for those who hope to lead a study on this topic
And more!
Join Jennie on an adventure to discover your anything, those things that actually mean nothing until you know the God truly worth giving it all up for. And when you do, that will change everything.



  1. This sounds so inspirational, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    1. Hi Wendy, it was inspirational. My word for the year is surrender and someone recommended this book to me based on that :) It definitely fit the theme!